ASAP Rocky Responds After #BlackLivesMatter Controversy Comes to Light

It’s been quite a rough 24 hours for A$AP Rocky. After getting a whole lot of backlash from a resurfaced 2015 interview with TimeOut in which the New York rapper responded bluntly regarding the Black Lives Matter movement and Ferguson shooting, fans are claiming he is against the Black Lives movement altogether. In the 2015 interview in question he says,

“So every time something happens because I’m black I gotta stand up? What the fuck am I, Al Sharpton now? I’m A$AP Rocky. I did not sign up to be no political activist. I wanna talk about my motherfuckin’ lean, my best friend dying, the girls that come in and out of my life, the jiggy fashion that I wear, my new inspirations in drugs!”

“I don’t wanna talk about no Ferguson and shit because I don’t live over there! I live in fucking Soho and Beverly Hills. I can’t relate. I’m in the studio; I’m in the fashion studios; I’m in these bitches’ drawers. I’m not doing anything outside of that. That’s my life.”

Now that this is getting some unexpected exposure, Rocky took to his Twitter to explain his current circumstances. While the first two Tweets were deleted, the final two still remain on his page, which you can read below.



While it certainly seems A$AP Rocky was just misunderstood and taken out of context when it comes to this interview, it may take some time before things completely blow over for him here and his response is taken seriously. In the meantime, just make sure you try not to call Rocky a politician.

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